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DNA vaccine shows promising, long-term results against Ebola virus

DNA vaccine shows promising, long-term results against Ebola virus

Health
Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A synthetic DNA vaccine is showing immediate and long-term promising results against the Ebola virus in preclinical animal research. Scientists at The Wistar Institute Vaccine and Immunotherapy Centers designed optimized synthetic DNA vaccine candidates that target a virus surface protein called glycoprotein. The findings were published Wednesday in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. The Zaire Ebolavirus infection causes a severe hemorrhagic fever with a 50 percent fatality rate. Ebola, which is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission, first appeared in 1976 in what is now, Nzara, South Sudan, and in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. "Synthetic non-viral based DNA technology allows for rapid vac...
Irdai makes long-term 3rd-party insurance must; car, bike purchase to cost more from Sep 1

Irdai makes long-term 3rd-party insurance must; car, bike purchase to cost more from Sep 1

Finance
NEW DELHI: Buying a car or two-wheeler is set to become expensive from Saturday as long-term third party insurance policy has been made mandatory by the Irdai following a Supreme Court order. The three-year third-party insurance will cost Rs 5,286 for cars with engine capacity of less than 1,000 cc, Rs 9,534 (1,000 - 1,500 cc) and Rs 24,305 for cars with engine capacity of 1,500 cc and more. In case of two-wheelers, the five year-third party insurance will cost Rs 1,045 for vehicles with engine capacity below 75 cc, Rs 3,285 (75-150 cc), Rs 5,453 (150-350 cc) and Rs 13,034 (exceeding 350 cc). As per the Motor Vehicles Act, third-party insurance is mandatory. As regards the comprehensive insurance, which covers theft and damage among others, the vehicle buyer would have the option to buy it...
Kongsberg signs long-term vehicle technology deal in Qatar

Kongsberg signs long-term vehicle technology deal in Qatar

Business
March 13 (UPI) -- International technology company Kongsberg signed a long-term technology development program deal with Barzan Holdings for work in Qatar.Kongsberg CEO Geir Håøy and Hamad Al Hajri, Program Director Barzan Holdings, signed the agreement in Doha, Qatar on Tuesday. The contract is potentially valued at more than $ 194.1 billion over an eight year period.The contract will seek to develop new technologies for "communication, digitalization and tower solutions for military vehicles."The technology development program is one of the largest undertakings in Kongsberg's history, the company said."We see considerable opportunities and potential for Norwegian industry and technology development with this establishment," Geir Håøy, President and CEO of Kongsberg, said in a press relea
How do I create a long-term financial plan?

How do I create a long-term financial plan?

Finance
How to save $ 1,000 this yearQ: How do I create a lifelong finance plan and how much money will I need for all of those things? Emergency fund, wedding, buying a house, retirement, college savings for my future kids (how much do kids cost?), elder care for my parents (god forbid, but just in case)? --Delilah Life is full of big-ticket purchases: moving expenses, school tuition, weddings, honeymoons, buying a house, kids, retirement ... the list goes on and on. You can't plan for all these things, but you can decide what savings goals matter to you. Add them as line items to your weekly budget, and make a point of sitting down once a year to craft a financial plan for next year's goals and expenses. Related: How can I balance my finances? Your first goal should always be saving for retirem...
If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

If you're considering long-term care coverage, here's a quick reality check before you buy

Finance
As more people are thinking about long-term care planning for their elder years, the industry is responding with ever more options.However, complete coverage may be out of reach for most people. Younger generations are taking notice, whether to encourage their parents to prepare for possible late-life infirmities or to make preparations for themselves earlier in their own lives.Long-term care has been a hot topic since about 2000, said Brock Jolly, certified financial planner and partner and co-founder at Veritas Financial. He attributes this increased interest to market declines, modern medicine keeping people alive longer and the evolution of the LTC industry.Pricing insurance products has been tricky, he noted."The big unknown is how long the person may live," Jolly said. "Life insuranc...